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The terrorism of stealth petrochemicals

By Evaggelos Vallianatos, 27 January 2013 Western civilization suffers from the delusion of replacing peasants and traditional culture with industrialized farmers. This goes hand-to-hand with another hazardous practice: privatizing and ruthlessly exploiting the natural world. This hubris has been infecting more than private corporate executives and governments, which, after all, have the models of nineteenth-century robber barons in mind. Scientists [...]

January 27th, 2013|

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Russia’s small-scale agriculture proves highly productive

By The Bovine In 1999, 35 million small family plots produced 90% of Russia’s potatoes, 77% of vegetables, 87% of fruits, 59% of meat, 49% of milk — way to go, people! And since 1999, it seems things have only gotten better when it comes to small-scale agriculture in Russia.  […]

January 20th, 2013|

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Urgent need for long-term toxicity and cancer studies on GM foods

GMOSeralini.org press release: New website shows public lied to about GM maize study 7 January 2013. Contact: Claire Robinson claire.robinson@gmoseralini.org A new website set up by scientists and citizens challenges criticisms of a landmark study [1] that found genetically modified (GM) maize damaged the health of rats. The group concludes there is an urgent need for long-term toxicity and cancer [...]

January 8th, 2013|

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Regulatory approval of Roundup unsafe, based on “don’t look, don’t see”

Earth Open Source press release, 12 November 2012 The EU approval of glyphosate, the main ingredient of the herbicide Roundup, is based on bad science and a “don’t look, don’t see” attitude on the part of regulators, according to a new peer-reviewed study.[1] […]

November 12th, 2012|

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Scrambling food, threatening life

By Evaggelos Vallianatos 14 October 2012 The engineers who inserted the DNA bacterial gene, Bt, into corn assumed corn would produce nothing but a poison for the insects feeding on it. However, moving the Bt gene into the alien environment of corn, in addition to the insect-killing protein, the Bt gene could give birth to other proteins with unpredictable behavior [...]

October 14th, 2012|